Club Red

Dual Theater Live Music Venue in Mesa, Arizona

IdiotKin, No Gimmick, Inept Hero

IdiotKin, No Gimmick, Inept Hero

Sat, October 20, 2012

8:00 pm

Red Owl

Tempe, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

IdiotKin
IdiotKin
Phoenix-based punk band, IdiotKin - originally from Morgan, MN - has been bringing their unique style and songwriting skills to the stage since their start all the way back in 1998. Starting as a 2-piece, consisting only of brothers Reese & Ross Klawitter, the band got their start like a lot of bands, playing cover songs in tiny bars. Shortly after the beginning, Ryan Schmidt was brought on to play bass guitar. After a few years of playing summer shows when Ross was back from AZ, the boys decided Phoenix was the place to be, so in 2003 Reese, Ryan and soon-to-be-drummer Luther Monson packed up their few belongings and hit the road.

The band played seemingly every night, playing for as many people at as many venues as possible, including the late, great Jugheads, the Big Fish Pub, and the Stray Cat. The band's indie sensibilities mixed with their love of 60's classic rock & punk, 80's new wave rock, and of course, their heavily-Nirvana-&-Green Day-influenced youths make them very capable writers & performers of very consumer-friendly, sing-along punk rock songs with catchy rhythms & multiple harmonies. All that mixed with an energetic, up-beat & funny stage show has helped the band carve a nice little niche for itself in the AZ music scene.

With songs like Reese vs. The World, Lead You Astray, Free Ride, Bastard Son, Darker Shade of Gray, and Take Your Daughter to Work Night at the Strip Club, a wide range of emotions - the sarcastic, the over-confident, the sublime, and the truly heartfelt - all comes across with each note. Never taking themselves too seriously, but still striving to make worthwhile, quality music is a large part of what has made IdiotKin the successful band that they are. Come and check them out to see & hear for yourself what IdiotKin can do.
No Gimmick
No Gimmick
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, No Gimmick has played countless local shows, as well as brief stints in L.A. and Mexico. They’ve shared the stage with Marky Ramone, Authority Zero, Punk Rock Karaoke, Something Corporate, Guttermouth, CKY, Pour Habit, Sugarcult, Rufio, Ten Foot Pole, Against All Authority, Mr. T Experience, Jughead’s Revenge, Antifreeze, Riddlin' Kids, Civet, Bionic Jive, Stereotyprider, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Fred Green, Trik Turner, Tickertape Parade and also played Warped Tour ‘02.
Inept Hero
Inept Hero
Inept Hero was formed back in 2007. Four guys got together in hopes to win a battle of the bands at Mesa High School. So what happened? well, they didn't win first- but came in second and Five years, and a lot of work later, they have turned into four amazing artists, and one very talented band creating and fine tuning their unique sound of punk rock, reggae, and a little bit of hard core.
Venue Information:
Red Owl
2155 E. University Drive
Suite 112
Tempe, AZ, 85281
http://clubredrocks.com/